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earl grey

Earl Grey

*** for the white chocolate shavings *** 15gr-20gr of white chocolate *** for macerating the prunes *** 300ml of red wine from Cahors -- 125ml of water -- 60gr of caster sugar -- ¼ of an orange -- ¼ of a lemon -- 1 cinnamon stick -- 1 leaf of bay leaf -- 300gr of prunes with their stones *** for the frangipane biscuit *** 50gr of butter room temperature -- 50gr of caster sugar -- 5gr of corn flour -- 50gr of almonds powder -- ~50gr of egg (1 large egg) -- 5gr of rum -- 15gr of heavy cream -- 140gr of macerated prunes without their stones + 110gr of macerated prunes without their stone and for decorating purposes -- 30gr of pine nuts *** for the lady finger biscuit *** 55gr of all-purpose flour -- 2 large eggs -- 55gr of caster sugar *** for the prunes punch *** 10gr of caster sugar -- 30ml of water (2 x 1 Tablespoon) -- 30ml of prune juice (2 x 1 Tablespoon) -- 5ml of whisky (1 teaspoon) *** for the sabayon cream with Earl Grey *** 4gr of unflavored gelatin leaves (a leave of gelatin weighs 1,6-1,7gr) -- 50ml of water -- 50gr of caster sugar -- 10gr of Earl Grey -- ~80gr of egg yolks (5 large eggs) -- 230gr of heavy cream

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rôti de porc à la française

Roast Pork à la française

300-320gr of loin of pork, boned, rolled and tied -- 5gr of unsalted butter (for the pork) -- ½ teaspoon of olive oil (for the pork) -- 5gr of unsalted butter (for the veggies) -- ½ teaspoon of olive oil (for the veggies) -- ¼ of a big carrot -- 1 + ½ clove of garlic -- ½ teaspoon of thyme -- ½ a bay leaf -- 45ml of white wine (or 3 x 1 Tablespoon) -- salt and pepper (for the pork) -- 2 pinches of fleur de sel or coarse salt (for the veggies) -- 5 turn mills of Kampot black pepper (for the veggies)

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pommes dauphines

Pommes Dauphines

170gr of potatoes -- 25gr of butter -- 45gr of flour -- 1 large egg -- 75gr of water (or 5 x 1 Tablespoon) -- 2 pinches of fleur de sel or coarse salt (for the potatoes) -- 1 pinch of fleur de sel or coarse salt (for the choux dough) -- freshly grated nutmeg

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soufflé aux cèpes

Porcini Soufflé

120gr of porcini mushrooms -- 10gr of butter -- 10gr of all-purpose flour (or 2 x 1 teaspoon) -- 60ml of milk (or 4 x 1 tablespoon) -- 1 egg yolk (medium size) -- 2 egg whites (medium size) -- 20gr of grated French Comté cheese or simply gruyere cheese -- 25gr of smoked bacon cut in little cubes -- a little bit of the French chili “Piment d’Espelette” or any other chili powder -- 2 pinches of fleur de sel or coarse salt -- 2 turn mills of Kampot black pepper -- just a little bit of grated nutmeg -- ¼ teaspoon of olive oil -- just a little bit of chopped parsley

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Classic Recipes

Scallops with citrus fruits sauce - solo food

Scallops with citrus fruits sauce

7 big scallops (fresh or frozen) -- 1 grapefruit -- 3 oranges -- zest from one orange -- 1 teaspoon of olive oil -- 10gr of butter -- 1 small clove of garlic -- coarse salt or fleur de sel, Kampot black pepper

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For Beginners

Lemony cockerel with mustard in the oven

Young lemony cockerel with mustard sauce in the oven

1 young cockerel (or a small chicken) -- 1 big glove of garlic -- 6-7 medium size potatoes -- 1 medium size lemon -- 1 heaping teaspoon of strong mustard -- 2 pinches of fleur de sel or coarse salt -- 15 turn mills of Kampot black pepper -- 2 teaspoons of oregano -- 1 tablespoon of olive oil (for a light version) or 2 tablespoons of olive oil (for a heavier version)

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Semolina Halva

Semolina Halva

¾ cup of olive oil -- 1 + ½ cup of fine semolina -- 2 + ¼ cup of caster sugar -- 3 cups of water -- ¾ of a cinnamon stick -- 1 vertical strip of lemon zest made with a peeler -- 65gr of unsalted almonds -- 40gr of dried brown raisins (eg sultanina type)

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Food from Around the World

curry de boeuf - madoo curry

Beef Curry – Madoo Curry

500gr of beef for stew -- 1 tablespoon of ground coriander -- 1 teaspoon of turmeric -- ½ teaspoon of ground cumin -- 2 small “pili-pili” peppers (or dried chili peppers) -- 1 generous pinch of mustard seeds -- ½ teaspoon of white balsamic vinegar -- 2 + ½ teaspoons of water -- 1 onion of medium size -- 1 clove of garlic of medium size -- 4 teaspoons of olive oil -- ½ teaspoon of fleur de sel or coarse salt -- 10 turn mills of Kampot black pepper -- ½ cup of coconut milk -- 230ml of hot water

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Kibbeh – Beef Meatballs like in Lebanon

Kibbeh – Beef Meatballs like in Lebanon

*** for the filling *** 1/3 onion of medium size -- ½ teaspoon of olive oil -- 1/8 rounded teaspoon of allspice -- just a little bit of cinnamon -- 15gr of pine nuts -- 75gr of ground beef (max 5 percent of fat) -- 1 pinch of fleur de sel or coarse salt -- 5 turn mills of Kampot black pepper *** for the meatballs *** 45gr of bulgur -- ½ onion of medium size -- 1/6 cup of fresh mint -- 225gr of ground beef -- 2/3 teaspoon of ground cumin -- 1/8 rounded teaspoon of allspice -- 2 pinches of fleur de sel or coarse salt -- 10 turn mills of Kampot black pepper

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